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China increases state compensation standard

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-06-01 16:40

BEIJING -- The Supreme People's Court (SPC) has increased the compensation standard for individuals wrongfully imprisoned or detained by the state.

The new standard for state compensation has been set at 258.89 yuan (about $38) per day, up 16.59 yuan from the 2015 compensation standard, according to a statement published by the SPC on Wednesday.

The adjustment of the standard was based on the increase in the average annual salary of urban employees, which stood at 67,569 yuan in 2016.

Under Chinese law, wrongfully imprisoned or detained individuals are due compensation for each day they are deprived of their freedom,calculated according to the average daily salary in the preceding year.

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